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Karen Tensa

Managing Editor, Connecticut

Karen has lived and worked in Connecticut for more than two decades. Her professional experience includes more than a decade of work as the news editor at The Advocate in Stamford and reporting and editing stints on the staff of The Hartford Courant, among others. She is dedicated to writing local news, enjoying winter sports and reading nonfiction books.

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  1. Danbury Boy, 9, Hailed As Hero For Helping To Save Baby Sister On 911 Call

    Danbury Boy, 9, Hailed As Hero For Helping To Save Baby Sister On 911 Call

    DANBURY, Conn. — A 9-year-old in Danbury was hailed as a hero after he worked with a 911 emergency dispatcher to help save the life of his 1-month-old baby sister.  The unidentified boy kept calm and relayed life-saving instructions to his mother. She provided the hands-on care to the premature baby, who had choked on vomit.His work was so professional that the Danbury Fire Department ...

  2. Shalane Flanagan Is 1st American Woman To Win New York Marathon In 40 Years

    Shalane Flanagan Is 1st American Woman To Win New York Marathon In 40 Years

    Shalane Flanagan pulled away from her competitors with a mile to go to win the New York City Marathon on Sunday, becoming the first American to win the women's event in 40 years.Flanagan's unofficial time was 2 hours, 26 minutes, 53 seconds on the 26.2-mile course through all five boroughs. Mary Keitany of Kenya, who won in New York twice in the past three years, finished second behind ...

  3. Teens Charged In Shooting That Put Schools On Lockdown In Danbury

    Teens Charged In Shooting That Put Schools On Lockdown In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — Four teenagers have been charged with shooting a Danbury man in both arms back in September, putting two nearby schools on lockdown and sending the victim to the hospital, police said Friday. The shooting was reported at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at a home on Church Hill Road, police said. Responding officers found a 20-year-old man with two gunshot wounds ...

  4. 17-Year-Old Boy Hit By Own Car As It Rolled Down Hill In Ridgefield

    17-Year-Old Boy Hit By Own Car As It Rolled Down Hill In Ridgefield

    Updated: RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — A 17-year-old boy was hospitalized after he was hit by his own car as he tried to stop it from rolling down a hill in Ridgefield, according to the Ridgefield Press.  The boy became trapped under the car in the accident on Nutmeg Ridge at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and had to be extricated by firefighters, according to the Ridgefield Press. A witness told the ...

  5. Danbury Police Continue Search For Missing Woman, 53

    Danbury Police Continue Search For Missing Woman, 53

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury Police are still actively looking for a missing 53-year-old woman who has not been seen since Friday, Oct. 20. Laelcira DeLima, 53, was last seen wearing a black v-neck shirt and blue jeans. She was last seen on Friday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m., police said Thursday.She could be driving a red 2016 Honda Accord with Connecticut license plates of AC98150, similar to the ...

  6. Missing: Danbury Police Seek Help In Finding Missing Woman, 53

    Missing: Danbury Police Seek Help In Finding Missing Woman, 53

    DANBURY, Conn. — The Danbury Police Department is renewing its call for help in location a missing 53-year-old woman who has not been seen since Friday, Oct. 20. Laelcira DeLima, 53, was last seen wearing a black v-neck shirt and blue jeans. She was last seen on Friday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m., police said Thursday.She could be driving a red 2016 Honda Accord with Connecticut license plates ...

  7. Unsealed FBI Documents Reveal New Details On Shooter At Sandy Hook School

    Unsealed FBI Documents Reveal New Details On Shooter At Sandy Hook School

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The 1,500 documents released by the FBI on Tuesday about the investigation into the deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown included disturbing new details on the shooter. The report, which was posted online just weeks before the fifth anniversary of the shootings, said that a Newtown resident had warned police that Adam Lanza had threatened to kill ...

  8. Rower From John Jay HS In Running For Junior Athlete Of Year

    Rower From John Jay HS In Running For Junior Athlete Of Year

    William Legenzowski, a member of the New Canaan Crew and a student at John Jay High School in Cross River, has been nominated for Junior Athlete of the Year in the Fan's Choice Awards for US Rowing. Legenzowski is a captain for New Canaan Crew/Maritime Rowing Club. He won the USRowing Youth National Championships in the men’s quad. He also has won the men’s U19 single and, for the ...

  9. Horse Saved From Deep End Of Pool In Fairfield

    Horse Saved From Deep End Of Pool In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A horse that fell through the cover of an in-ground pool at a home on Mill Hill Lane on Sunday afternoon was rescued by Fairfield police and firefighters, according to the Fairfield Citizen.The 6-year-old horse wandered into the pool area when a fence was left open while the lawn was being mowed, the Citizen said. Dash was in the deep end, struggling to keep his head ...

  10. Traffic Alert: I-84 In Waterbury Reopens After Serious Crash

    Traffic Alert: I-84 In Waterbury Reopens After Serious Crash

    Update: I-84 reopened to traffic after 2 p.m. Monday, according to Connecticut State Police. WATERBURY, Conn. — Westbound I-84 is closed in Waterbury at midday Monday due to a serious crash involving a tractor-trailer and a car, state police said. There are life-threatening injuries in the crash between Exits 19 and 20, state police said. The crash occurred at about 10:15 a.m., and the ...

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